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NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: Flood Risk Evaluation by AmeriFlood Solutions

This service identifies the true flood risk of insured structures in Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)-designated Special Flood Hazard Areas... ...Read More...

BOMI International To Release 2013 Edition Of Environmental Health And Safety Issues Course

The course takes the approach of building a comprehensive environmental health and safety (EHS) program from the bottom up. The focus is on enhancing EHS management skills to ensure effective implementation of the program. The management strategies emphasized, when applied, can minimize the risks and liability inherent in operating buildings and the equipment in... ...Read More...

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Power Struggle: Hurricane Sandy Recovery

Hurricane Sandy hit the New Jersey coast on Monday, October 29, and here in that state we are still in the recovery stage. While there are certainly many facets to an effective emergency preparedness plan, one glaring aspect is how dependence on “the grid” for power is an increasingly risky endeavor.... ...Read More...

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The HVAC Factor: Variable Refrigerant Flow

This heating and cooling strategy enables facility managers to implement tighter control on energy use and occupant... ...Read More...

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NEW PRODUCT FLASH: Integrated Ceiling/Lighting from GE Lighting and USG

A monolithic design using LED lighting and complementary ceiling panels provides design flexibility without the constraints of traditional acoustical... ...Read More...

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Sick Building Syndrome May Be Linked To Migraines

Office workers may suffer more intense migraines and more frequent headaches due to an uncomfortable indoor environment, more commonly known as sick building syndrome, says a new report from Ball State... ...Read More...

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QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Quantifiable Evaluations

Is there some tangible, yet unconventional way to evaluate facility managers in terms of customer... ...Read More...

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LEED Case Study: Front And Center

A LEED Gold residence hall at North Carolina Central University Provides much needed housing, improves operations, and enhances student life, and... ...Read More...

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FRIDAY FUNNY: Accentuate The Positive, Eliminate The Negative

One innovative and mobile app enabled device could provide a place for people to relieve themselves outside while turning a nuisance (public urination) into a nutrient for hungry bamboo... ...Read More...

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NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: OnAER Remote Monitoring from AERCO

Using cloud based technology, this service uses computer tracking to monitor, record, and analyze three types of data that imapact the boiler systems in a... ...Read More...